All posts by Julie S

Let’s do the Time Loop Again

Get stuck in a time loop with these books and movies. Get stuck in a…hey, wait a minute!?

Who Am I? 12 Literary Character Riddles

Challenge yourself to correctly guess these riddles without looking below at the answers. Can you name them all? 1. I am clever and engaging, but also rather shallow. To insure my inheritance, I pretend to court one girl while I’m secretly engaged to another. Who am I? 2.  I don’t get out much, but I… View Article

5 Fun Facts for Winnie-the-Pooh Day

January 18 is the birthday of A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie-the-Pooh, and is commonly known as Winnie-the-Pooh Day.

10 Most Recently Challenged Books

This week we celebrate Banned Books Awareness Week, ere is a list of ten of the most frequently challenged books in the last few years and the reasons they have been challenged!

10 Interesting Facts to Celebrate Charlotte Brontë’s 200th Birthday

Jane Eyre is, hands down, my favorite of all the Brontë sisters’ works, and as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth on April 21, I thought I would share some interesting facts about Charlotte and her first book, Jane Eyre. I may mention her other works as well. 10 Interesting Facts about… View Article

Quick Reads: 55 Books Under 200 Pages

Traveling with books can be cumbersome, but traveling without books is unimaginable. Usually I keep one book in the car or in my carry-on and one book in my suitcase. And depending on the book, it can really start to weigh you down. (Tip: Don’t take Les Mis with you on a plane, even if… View Article

100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels to Geek Out Over

We asked our 3,000 bibliomaniacs what their favorite SciFi/Fantasy novels were, and here are their top 100 answers.

40 Books That Will Make You LOL

I love to laugh. Laughter relieves stress, decreases pain, relaxes your muscles, improves your mood and protects your heart. Even just hearing laughter primes your brain and makes you ready to smile and join the fun. Studies have shown that incorporating more humor and laughter into your daily routine increases energy and enables you to… View Article

40 Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

You know that book. The one you read in one or two sittings. The one you practically swallowed whole. What an exhilarating experience –– to be so captivated by a book that you cannot bear to do anything until you get to the last page! I polled our ~3,000 HPB Bibliomaniacs around the country about which… View Article